With momentum behind Florida's new heartbeat bill building up, gubernatorial candidate, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL), vows to veto any abortion bill if elected governor.
Commissioner Fried attended the Women's March in Broward County, Florida this week where she made a huge campaign promise to "veto any abortion bill that gets put on my desk." The candidate also listed below in the same Tweet, "Our bodies. Our choice. Our health care.":
As Florida's next Governor -- our first female Governor -- I will fight like hell and veto any abortion bill that gets put on my desk. #WomensMarch2021
Our health care. pic.twitter.com/snuigRvbSO
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) October 2, 2021
Florida Democrats have been on defense since the last couple of weeks after Rep. Webster Barnaby (R) filed a Texas-style abortion bill very early in the week.
Even national figures such as US Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) are getting involved in this state-level fight. The mother of three said that she, like “millions of women have unusual or choppy menstrual cycles,” and didn’t find out she was pregnant until she was 8 weeks pregnant. Furthering the narrative that six weeks is too short notice.
“What the Texas law and the copycat Florida legislation will do is end all abortions for mostly all women because most women don’t know they are pregnant until after 6 weeks of gestation,” said Wasserman Schultz.
Fried's opposition to the new abortion bill is undeniable, but with election season still a year away, incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will still be in the office by this bill's arrival to the Governor's Mansion, assuming it passes both the House and Senate.